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☆ Read ✓ Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver ð The reeds stood tall and dead I had the oddest feeling they wanted me gone The light was failing I caught a swampy smell of decay Behind me something rustles and I saw the reeds part for some unseen creature I thought No wonder Maud s mad Hold this beautiful book in your hands Let your eyes feast on the haunting magpie and the blood red stains Concentrate on the images that will no doubt start flooding your mind ach and every thought that visits you becomes real once you start reading this novel It is haunting and ruthless and its cover speaks eloquently than any blurb Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver might be the best book of 2019 But be aware it is not for the faint of heart but for the readers who embrace darknessThose who make you believe absurdit This was such a treat Gothic suspense, the creepy fens, insanityeverything I could have wished for Maud was a fantastic character, idiosyncratic, feisty, intelligent battling against the history and the superstitions of Wakenhyrst and her father Her deep love of the fens, of Chatterpie, of Clem made her such a sympathetic character and pulled at my heart strings.
Something has been let looseQuite a creepy, entertaining read, well told Reads easily Intriguing Mix of history, fantasy, horror, as the cover rightly says a masterfully creepy gothic thriller The bookseller Yes, liked it, like many here I believe Blessed is the man who endureth manifold troubles, for whereas he is tried, then shall he receive everlasting reward This is the book description In Edwardian Suffolk, a manor house stands alone in a lost corner of the Fens a glinting wilderness of water whose whispering reeds guard ancient secrets Maud is a lonely child growing up witout a mother, ruled by her repressive father When he finds a painted medieval devil in a graveyard, unhallowed forces are awakened Spanning five centuries, Wakenhyrst is a dark
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This is the perfect atmospheric read to accompany these gloomy winter evenings.
The Gothic wildness of the fens is almost untouched by the heft of man that seems to be overtaking the rest of the world It is a place undisturbed, expect by undefinable shrieks at night, the ghosts of superstition and folklore, and one lone mansion that borders the wilderness Inside this house, the occupants largely attempt to exist in total disconnection with the fens but something about the strange beauty of it allures its youngest member and Maud will not settle into her relegated sphere of the world before she can explore all of the wild offerings that exist outside of it.
This novel was staged around a series of communications between the fully grown Maud and a jour Having enjoyed, Dark Matter, and Thin Air, I was delighted to receive Michelle Paver s new novel, to review The story begins in 1966, with the discovery of three paintings, by Edmund Stearne, which have taken the art world by storm Edmund Stearne was committed to an asylum, where he created his only artworks and now a reporter wants to unearth the story behind the paintings In order to do so, Paver takes us back to 1913, and a house on the Fens This is a wonderfully Gothic novel, which has a superbly evocative setting The isolated house, the tyrannical father and the intelligent, scholarly daughter, Maud Maud is an excellent central character and I adored her from the first moment she appeared on the page In a way, this is a coming of age novel, as Maud discovers the reality beneath the surface of her solitary worl
The story starts in the 1960ies, when a journalist tries to uncover details of the events in 1913 that lead an eminent historian Edward Stearne to be sent to Broadmoor, a high security psychiatric hospital after committing a brutal and random murder The journalist in the 1960, intrigued to find out about Stear Dark Matter Thin Air were both excellent ghost stories from the very talented Michelle Paver Here is her third adult novel having also written Young Adult books which takes us away from the frozen settings of her previous stories gives us England in the early 20th century Maud is a young girl, living with her repressive father after her mother dies in a house on the Suffolk Fens She is a beautifully drawn character, as are her father the servants occupying their house Paver creates what feels like an incredibly authentic place time the story is very absorbing I admire this wonderful writer, as she enabled me to understand the characters religious superstitious beliefs, even though I have absolutely none of these b